Georgia SWANA awards scholarship to two local high school students

 Scholarship recipient Octavia Parris.

Scholarship recipient Octavia Parris.

 Scholarship recipient Robert Hardaway II with Executive Director, Norman Barashick.

Scholarship recipient Robert Hardaway II with Executive Director, Norman Barashick.

(Dalton, GA, May 28, 2013) - The Georgia Chapter of the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) has awarded six Academic Scholarships this year to outstanding High School seniors and College students in the state of Georgia, with two of those being awarded in Whitfield County.  The scholarship program aims to support the growth of knowledgeable and responsible solid waste management professionals for the future.

Southeast Whitfield High School senior, Octavia Lynn Parris, was awarded a scholarship in the amount of $1,000.  Dalton High School senior, Robert Louis Hardaway II, was awarded a scholarship in the amount of $1,000.  Representatives from the Dalton-Whitfield Solid Waste Authority, which is a member of SWANA, helped present the awards locally.

SWANA maintains that the education of students and the general public is an important step in eliminating some of our biggest solid waste management problems.  For more information about the GA SWANA Scholarship program visit www.gaswana.org.

Pictured below are Octavia Parris, Robert Hardaway II, and Norman Barashick (Executive Director DWSWA).